At least 48 people were killed and 10 others injured as a bus fell into a deep gorge in Paudi Garhwal district of Uttarakhand today morning.
The incident occurred near Gween village when the Ramnagar-bound bus, carrying 58 passengers, fell into a 200-metre deep gorge on the Pipali-Bhoan motorway in Pauri Garhwal’s Nainidanda block.
According to news report forty-five people died on the spot and 13 others suffered injuries in the mishap. later three succumbed to their injuries at a primary health centre.
Rescue operations were carried out by police and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel, said the SP.
All the bodies have been recovered and the injured rescued from the mangled bus, the police official added.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat offered his condolences to the families of those killed. The chief minister has announced a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh each for the families of the dead and Rs. 50,000 each for the injured. If needed, the injured will be flown to Dehradoon for further treatment, he said.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh also tweeted about the incident.